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Spotlight on Laura Dassama: Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Biosciences and Master Brewer

Modified: April 13, 2016
Laura Dassama

Laura Dassama integrates science into her life both professionally and recreationally: she is a postdoctoral fellow in Rosenzweig Lab, and she uses her scientific insights to brew beer in her free time.

Laura moved from Liberia to the US, first to attend the University of Miami and then Temple University, where she became involved with undergraduate research in biochemistry. This led her to pursue a doctoral degree at Pennsylvania State University, where she studied the structure and function of enzyme cofactors. She was introduced to Northwestern during her graduate career when she collaborated with her current postdoctoral advisor, Amy Rosenzweig, on a project to obtain a high-resolution crystal structure of a protein. Check out the full spotlight here.